Poll: Majority of Americans want Supreme Court to rule for marriage equality

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Nearly three in five Americans want to see the Supreme Court legalize gay marriage throughout the United States, according to a new NBC News/ Wall Street Journal poll.

A total of 58 percent of Americans said that they favor a high court decision to eliminate bans against same sex marriage, with 44 percent of those saying they strongly favor such a result.

Thirty-seven percent of respondents said they oppose a court ruling in favor of the case’s LGBT plaintiffs, with 29 percent said they strongly oppose it.

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One in five respondents in the poll said that society has gone too far when it comes to accepting homosexuality, while 44 percent said that society has not gone far enough to end discrimination against gays and lesbians.

The U.S.Supreme Court heard oral arguments last week in cases challenging same-sex marriage bans in Ohio, Michigan, Kentucky and Tennessee. A decision is expected by late June.

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